Bank Investment Consultant Recognizes Alex Sarafianos, Phil Hurst & Rich Koll as Top 30 Program Managers for 202006/16/2020


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Three Cetera-affiliated program managers were awarded a spot in Bank Investment Consultant (BIC) Top 30 Program Managers. Congratulations to:

  • Alex Sarafianos, Regions Bank, Tampa, FL
  • Rich Koll, Investors Financial, Plymoth, MN
  • Phil Hurst, Cathay Bank, San Gabriel, CA

These top performing program managers are all part of Cetera Investment Services, financial institution’s channel.


“It is an incredible and well-deserved honor for Phil, Alex and Rich to receive this industry recognition. They are true leaders in helping and growing their programs.  We are grateful to have them part of our Cetera family.” LeAnn Rummel, President and CEO

BIC’s Top 30 Program Manager is an annual recognition that highlights 30 Program Managers that are successfully managing their investment service program. Winners are chosen through a nominee process based on a number of metrics including number of advisors on their team, AUM and overall GDC production, and additional metrics including percentage changes in AUM and production-per-advisor.

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